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An acre is a lot of land

Many people moving from a cramped major metro area come to Idaho seeking space and want land. While Idaho still has plenty of land for sale, the sizes of lots have decreased with the influx of people since 2010. This has driven prices up and also driven down typical sizes of land as developers subdivide it to fit more homes. Large homesites of 1 acre or larger are hard to come by and are more expensive to purchase. Those looking to buy acreage must also consider the premium cost of the land on top of what it will cost to build a home on that land.

In the Boise real estate market, a home on acreage is a very desirable property. Every buyer wants more open space; many want a shop or barn; others are interested in raising livestock. Most everyone is looking for storage to keep weekend toys and RVs.

Idaho homebuyers are often seeking land that offers a quiet and serene setting, such as rural or mountain areas. The quality of lifestyle these properties offer is incredibly appealing. Whether you are in search of one acre of land or hundreds, there is a good chance you will find exactly what you are looking for, including working ranches in nearby areas including Emmett, Horseshoe Bend, Parma, or Homedale.

If you are considering land, realize that it is a lot of work. We don't want to talk you out of it if your heart is set on acreage, but many do not realize how much work is involved in an acre. Mowing an acre or more takes a fair amount of time, even if you have a riding lawnmower. Every part of having more land requires more time for maintenance and upkeep. However, in our experience, those who are interested in buying acreage are up to the task and willing to put in the effort.


4 critical things to do before you purchase land in Idaho

  1. What are your expectations of your land?
    If you don't have a clear picture of expectations then it does not matter which piece of land you buy. If you know you want land for 40 cattle, we have a starting point. From there, we can start honing our search with focused questions: How much water will you need? How much land do 40 cattle need? What facilities are needed for 40 cattle?
  2. Buying the land is just the initial investment.
    Finding the perfect piece of land that requires no additional investment is hard to come by. If you need a fence and your raw land does not come with fencing, you will need to purchase and possibly pay to have it installed. Does it have a well and how deep is water? Irrigation pumps and piping will need to be installed and maintained. What equipment do you need to ensure you can properly maintain your property?
  3. Check deed restrictions and verify zoning and ordinances
    As part of your due diligence, check for any restrictions that may limit what you can and can’t do on your property. When you are working with a real estate agent, they can provide this information. Some things that may come up are:
    • Minimum or maximum dwelling square footages
    • Rules against outbuildings or auxiliary structures
    • Limits on building styles and materials you can use
    • Other limits pertaining to how and what you can build
  4. Double-check your budget and financing
    Having a budget in mind in real estate is important. But with land, it is more imperative that you have a plan for everything you will need. If you haven’t already evaluated the ways that you can finance your land, do that next. If you are looking to finance your entire project, as opposed to just the property, make sure your lender understands and can explain your options—what they cost and the guidelines you will follow. Get more than one bid and check references. You also need to make sure you figure out exactly how you’ll be paying for and insuring your land once you start building on it. 

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Boise Idaho Homes for sale with acreage

While Boise has developed a name for itself as a hip, up-and-coming city, many people are looking for space and privacy that a neighborhood cannot offer. Acreage allows someone to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and have more space for themselves. Whether you are looking for 1 acre or 100 acres for horses, or cattle, Build Idaho can help. Also, most larger pieces of ground can be subdivided into subdivisions or individual building lots.

How big is an acre?

An acre is defined as a unit of land area equal to 4,840 square yards. Visually, an acre is equal to about 76% of a football field when you consider both end zones. Considering most residential plots of land are between 0.1 and 0.2 acres, living on a full acre offers plenty of space.

Some questions to ask when buying homes for sale with acreage:

  • What is your intent in using the land?
  • If you are raising horses or livestock, how many can you have?
  • What is the condition of the fencing?
  • How much water do you need?
  • How much water is available?
  • Do you have water rights?
  • Is there an irrigation system and is the equipment included in the purchase of the acreage property?
  • Is there an existing barn or shed?
  • How do you access the land?
  • How is the property zoned?

Your real estate agent will ask you these questions, so it is important to have all of these answered before you start your search.


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Hard to find a home on1 acre in town. FREE residential pressurized irrigation because of water easement rights agreement with City of Kuna. NO HOA?S OR CC&R?S w/beautiful park like backyard & additional pasture area w/ability to be irrigated. Wired for hot tub on patio. Some Newer flooring, newer fridge, newer dishwasher. Newly painted cabinetry, all vinyl windows throughout. Huge master bedroom in back. Additional room could be used for formal dining or office area.
This 4 bed 2 bath home sits on a beautiful 1 acre fully fenced lot that backs to open spaces! Plenty of room for your animals, R.V parking and enough space to build a large shop. Lovely mature landscaping & community irrigation. The ranch style home features separate living and family rooms. Large Master suite with a private door to the backyard.
Hidden Treasure! That's what this beautiful split entry home in the country is. 1829 Square foot home with 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, large living room, great kitchen with granite counter tops. Huge family room. Attached garage with RV carport, covered patio and landscaped lawn. Updated furnace, roof and windows. 12x20 storage shed. And if that wasn't enough it's all on 1.031 acres with a 24x36 shop!
Welcome Home to country living in a very peaceful setting just down the road from Falcon Crest Golf Course. This wonderful single level home with large rooms is on just over 1 Acre with lots of outdoor area to create your own space. Fully fenced with mature trees. Plenty of room for all your pets, set up for your chickens and up to 3 horses allowed. Firewood storage. Refrigerator, Washer and Dryer included. Newer Roof. Move in Ready. RV parking. No HOA
Great location, large home, 1.3 Acres in the heart of Boise close to everything: minutes from the freeways, airport, downtown, shopping, Edwards Entertainment, Walmart, Lowe's. Horse stable, chicken coop, clear field, no HOA! Unique home with charming features, including large family room with wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors, master bed deck w/view, great well water. Large laundry room. New appliances, new water heater, new sink, new A/C, ALL new windows (17), new well pump/tank/controller/switch.
One-acre private Estate in the middle of Meridian. Move-in-ready 4-Bedroom 2-Bath, with updated paint, flooring, kitchen and bath countertops and windows. Solid hardwood flooring in all traffic areas. Enjoy entertaining on the ginormous wood deck with family and friends. Room for a pasture or a shop still being located near everything you love. Includes horse stalls and western style out-building. This unexpected and unique home is one of a kind!
Incredible opportunity in Eagle with this remodeled 3 bed 2 bath home on acreage w/shop! The house has been completely updated, new kitchen, flooring throughout, exterior siding, windows, patio slider, interior/exterior paint, SS appliances. Private well/septic with water rights for pasture. The detached shop is 24 x 36' so bring all your toys. There is a gated private driveway and fenced area for horses/livestock. Come live the country life in Eagle and enjoy farm fresh eggs with your laying hens!
Rare opportunity to own a classic mid century modern home on acreage. Beautiful shop, 1/2 acre of lush irrigated pasture, hay cover, horse shelter, RV parking, low maintenance yard, big covered patio, central location, tons of parking, and great schools. Home has updated interior and exterior paint, trim and carpet. Was once a 4 bedroom home and can easily be converted back. R1C zoning allows building an additional mother in law home. Endless possibilities.
Acreage in Boise! This over 1 acre parcel has so much to offer. Run your business from the shop, split the land and build a 4-plex or just bring your horses and enjoy some elbow room. Single level home with fully finished daylight basement, great deck off back of home, fully fence yard. Large kitchen, spacious master suite with walk in shower, and large closet. Newer roof & HVAC. Storage space in the home was the garage and can be converted back for more covered parking.
Development and Business Opportunity in the heart of Meridian ! One acre in the County, Zoned R-8 if annexed. Existing home has Conditional Use Permit for beauty salon, perfect for other small businesses too! Lease front home and build in the back, endless opportunities. The charming home has 3 bedrooms, one is used for the salon, spacious great room, stone fireplace, loft with outside access. Circular driveway is great if you want to park trucks for business. No HOA or CC&R's ! Lg. Animals allowed
Lovely view of the mountains & a large home on an acre of land in town! With an RV garage, RV parking, & a huge RV carport surrounded by lush landscaping, this beautiful property won?t disappoint. The home boasts open livable rooms & tons of space with great light from large windows. Two great fireplaces. New flooring in all but a couple of rooms. Relax in the private courtyard or head out to the expansive, serene backyard surrounded by mature trees with a large fenced pasture all flood irrigated. No HOA!
An incredible opportunity for a Boise homestead, located at the base of the NW foothills. Sprawling over ~1.175 acres, this property presents a unique opportunity for those seeking a self-sustaining lifestyle. Elevated above Hill Road with treetop views, the land is dotted with old growth trees, and offers plenty of open space for a micro-farm or to enjoy the elbow room. The residence is a great project for personalization or utilize the footprint to build a custom home on this fabulous estate lot.
This restored farmhouse is an absolute dream, all the modern updates w/ touches of the past. Beautifully renovated w/ updated bathrooms, custom built-ins, new furnace, & on-demand tankless water heater for the spa-like soaker tub. Shop has room for 3 cars & living space that can be converted into mother-in-law quarters. Attached carport easily converted to a garage. Land offers many opportunities, R-6 zoning additional building permits could be available, or have your own little farm in the heart of Kuna.
Perfect horse setup with trail riding directly from property. Income producing boarding facility. Views of the Owyhee and Boise mountains. Nine stall barn with oversized tack, feed room, wash and grooming bay. Several paddocks and pastures w/pressurized irrigation. 100x150 lighted outdoor arena. Recent updates including newer furnace/AC in 2015, new roof in 2020. Stunning kitchen recently updated with bamboo flooring in upstairs and new carpet through remaining house. No CCR?s or HOA.
Poised on a hill in the county, this home has been well cared for & the pride in ownership shines. New 30-yr roof in '08, new HVAC & water heater in ?18 plus the interior is immaculate. The two acre parcel offers a beautiful view of Bogus Basin & the Boise Front. Mature fruit trees including apples, pears, apricot & cherry. No HOA & senior irrigation water rights. With plenty of room to roam or build a shop, you can enjoy country living just minutes from downtown Eagle. Bring your animals!
Sale of the 10 acre parcel and the 30 acre parcel is subject to administrative splits and water right of way for downstream users. Farmed and irrigated land. Includes 2 houses, outbuildings, and a shop with roll up doors. Additionally, there is a separate office on site. Taxes should be lowered once the land is divided off of the original parcel. DO NOT DISTURB TENANTS. BTVAI
RARE HORSE PROPERTY IN BOISE, IDAHO apt only NOT IN NO SUBDIVISION!!!! IN Boise Idaho!! Seller given $25,000 for update of home to new buyer......... 3.54 ACRES with trees, irrigation," BE GREAT FOR HORSES LARGE" barn or shop 1200 sq feet. LARGE HOME 2417 SQ. FEET, ALL ABOVE GROUND LARGE kitchen with large brick fireplace LARGE FAMILY ROOM WITH LARGE FIREPLACE HOME HAS A LOT OF TREES, AND FRUIT TREE BRING YOUR HORSES, COWS, CHICKENS, THIS CAN BE YOUR DREAM HOME BEAUTIFULL
Custom horse property with large riding arena on over 5 acres! Large covered front & back patios offer an abundance of room for entertaining or enjoying the serene country views. This move-in ready home offers an open layout & vaulted ceiling that flows seamlessly throughout the kitchen, living room & dining area. Large insulated 39x36 (total) shop offers an additional 15x12 office with custom built in desks, cabinets, separate bathroom & additional lean-to for storage. Too many features to list!
Easy Freeway access, close to great shopping on Eagle Rd! This tucked away rare opportunity features large single level home w/ Mother-in-law set up in former garage with 2 other outbuildings currently rented out monthly. Fully functional shop with hay barn and pasture set up. Neighborhood currently in transition. Could be re-zoned to high density residential development or used as an income property while getting it rezoned and annexed into the city. This is a one of a kind property! Don't miss out!
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